uncordial

[ kawr-juhl or, esp. British, -dee-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF uncordial
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To his inquiries on that head he obtained scant and uncordial response.

His bow was stiff and uncordial, and he made no movement to offer his hand.

But to end conflict one must abandon aggressive or uncordial pretensions.

The visitors were left on a partly cleared shore, separated from their uncordial hosts by some twenty yards of deep water.

Wyvern went round with his uncordial host to the stables, while the others remained on the stoep to watch it.

Our reception would seem to be uncordial: we are miserably housed in the heart of the village, which is a beggarly one.

There had been some misgivings, lest the Prince might meet with an uncourteous or at least a cold and uncordial reception.

We just took to our screws and the open sea as though glad to get away from an uncordial "week-end."

I saw these things passing through his jealous heart as we talked together with uncordial civility.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "of the heart," from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis "of or for the heart," from Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Meaning "heartfelt, from the heart" is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally "medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart." Related: Cordiality.

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